HVW8 Art & Design Gallery, Union LA and Frolab present the Mos Def: Ecstatic Moments Exhibition.
“Photographer, filmmaker, visionist Cognito showcases rare performance and behind-the-scenes images captured during the two year journey of making and supporting the June 2009 release of “The Ecstatic” (Downtown Records.) This special one-week exhibition features candid photographs of Mos Def, including images from visits to the Cape of Great Hope,South Africa, performing in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and a powerful series of US Summer Tour “end-of-the-night posse shots” featuring such artists as Jay Electronica, Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu, and even a surprise guest appearance by the legendary Shuggie Otis. Cognito has also immortalized Mos Def in bright moments from “The Ecstatic” studio sessions with producers Madlib, OH NO,Preservation & Georgia Anne Muldrow. The photographs in this exhibit, soon to be published in book format, are offered by Mos Def to his family, friends and fans in order to share the many “ecstatic moments” he experiences while creating, recording, traveling and performing around the world.”
For the one week exhibition, which runs from January 30th until February 6th, Mos Def also teamed up with Union LA on a special commemorative t-shirt. The tee was released in store and is also available in their online store.
HVW8 Art + Design Gallery
661 N. Spaulding Ave.
Los Angeles CA,
Another look at the t-shirt follows after the jump.